Oh, I saw this over at Wirecutter's and had to laugh.
Oh, yeah, I got bullied and called bad names. Before breakfast. We called it Basic Training. Seven weeks, three days of bullying and name calling.Then I went to other units where there was more bullying and name calling. Then, through discipline and performance I started to earn respect.
You want respect? Earn it. As for sympathy, that falls in the dictionary between shit and syphilis.